|FOX's Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?|
For GSN 5th Grader, here were the rules from a source:
Potential host: Meredith Viera
Taping location: New York City
Premiere Date: Summer 2013
Top prize: $250,000
Gameplay: There are ten questions. Two from each grade level (1st-5th Grade). The first grade questions are worth $500 each. The second grade questions are worth $1,000 each. The third grade questions are worth $1,500 each. The fourth grade questions are worth $2,000 each. The fifth grade questions are worth $2,500 each. This totals $15,000 for the main game questions.
The Helps: "Copy" and "Save", both carried over from FOX. "Switch", new one, which would allow the contestant to switch the question, but would get a new one from the same grade level/subject.
ALSO: For the questions, contestants are only allowed to see the grade level, then the category (Math, Animal Science, etc.) would be seen before the question is given.
Final: After getting ten correct answers and the $15,000, the contestant has three choices. Choose the "Hard" question, where if the contestant is correct, he/she wins $50,000. If wrong, contestant goes down to $10,000. The "Challenge" question, where if the contestant is correct, he/she wins $100,000. If wrong, contestant goes down to $5,000. The "Expert" question, where if the contestant is correct, he/she wins $250,000. If wrong, contestant walks away with $0.
My theory to why a 5th Grader revival wasn't picked up is that even though 5th Grader produces better overall numbers for the network, Minute would do better since it attracts a younger demo, and also being a non-quizzer [Though they picked up The Chase]
Personally, I really do think 5th Grader needs Foxworthy, while Minute doesn't need Fieri back. Another reason why Minute to Win It was preferred. Still, they could have tried both.